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March 15, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(11):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390360026010

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The bill to provide for the establishment of a bureau of animal industry to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to provide means for the suppression and extirpation of pleuro-pneumonia and other contagious diseases among domestic animals, the provisions of which were given in No. 1, Vol 2, of this journal as having been introduced into the House of Representatives, was taken up by the House on February 5. The bill was accompanied by several reports. The report from the Committee on Agriculture was unanimous in its recommendation that the bill pass, and after considering its various clauses, it emphasized that clause which provides for the exportation of live stock from the United States under such terms and conditions as the Secretary of the Treasury may from time to time prescribe, and referred to the action of foreign governments looking towards their own protection against our want of legal

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